Seminoles


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Sem·i·nole

 (sĕm′ə-nōl′)
n. pl. Seminole or Sem·i·noles
1. A member of a Native American people made up of various primarily Creek groups who moved into northern Florida during the 1700s and 1800s, later inhabiting the Everglades region as well, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and southern Florida. The Seminole Wars ended in the removal of the majority of the Seminoles to Indian Territory.
2. Either of the Muskogean languages of the Seminole.

[Alteration of Seminolie, from Creek simalóoni, simanóoli, runaway, from American Spanish cimarrón; see maroon1.]

Sem′i·nole′ adj.
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In fact, some Seminoles had just came in sight upon the horizon; they rode violently backward and forward on their fleet horses, brandishing their spears or discharging their guns with a dull report.
The June 5, 2014 exhibit will feature traditional Seminole Indian cuisine and Mike Osceola, a descendant of Chief Osceola, who led the Seminoles against the United States during the Seminole Wars.
Porter spoke with Chief Horse's descendants and older black Seminoles with first-hand knowledge to create this rare account, highly recommended especially for Native American collections
Originally published in 1996 (fifteen years after Porter's passing), The Black Seminoles has been revised and edited, and remains the authoritative scholarly chronicle of a people who battled fiercely to remain free.
He fails to document five pitched battles of the Second Seminole War of 1835 to 1842 when 800 Seminoles and several hundred allied runaway Africans fought the U.
An example of a group that has made significant contributions to the history of Black people yet are excluded from historical and sociological discourse pertaining to peoples of African descent, are the Black Seminoles.
Kevin Mulroy might seem an unlikely candidate to peel back the layers of mystique and legend surrounding the "Black Seminoles.
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The series stands at 13 wins for the Seminoles and one win for the Gators, Kreidler said.
The black Seminoles are defined as "those people of African origin who attached themselves voluntarily to the Seminoles or were purchased by them as slaves" (p.
These people are members of Independent Traditional Seminoles in Florida.